A grandfather is threatening to chain himself to railings in Grantham because he says his daughter and her six children were made homeless after changes in housing benefit.
Paul Davey says he will chain himself to railings outside South Kesteven District Council in Grantham because he claims the council have done nothing to help. The children and their mother are now living in a one bedroom holiday home in Skegness. They were renting privately in Grantham.
Mr Davey said: “My grandchildren have found themselves homeless due to the change in the housing benefit law and the council will not help them as they say they have made themselves homeless. That is not true. My daughter was private renting and every thing was fine until they change in the housing benefit law and it’s that, that has made them homeless.”
Mr Davey, whose grandchildren are all under the age of ten, has set up a protest page at www.paul-davey.co.uk/hazel/ About 80 people have put their names on the page to show their support for the family.
He added: “My grandchildren are not asking for the world. They just want a council house as a home so they can settle down and go to school, as they cannot afford to pay for private renting but can now only afford to pay for a council house.”
A spokesman for SKDC said it could not comment on individual cases.